timlub

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Integrated Amps: Arcam & Audio Refinement
I've owned both... I found the Arcam to be a bit less vailed or clear in some way, hard to describe.  Yet,  overall,  I really preferred to listen to the Audio Refinement.  It just played music.  I'd buy another. Tim  
Is this how a Subwoofer Crossover is supposed to work?
@pinwaI don’t see anything that tells where your sub placement is. To start, make sure that your subs are at least 3ft from any wall and make sure that your subs are not near each other. Starting here will help reduce any room boundry reinforcemen... 
What 's the different between MDF and HDF ?
While MDF may have a 10 to 15 year life span in floors where it would be under constant pressure.  That is not the case in speakers.  I have speakers that I built and laminated 40 years ago that still look and sound great.  What was posted is not ... 
Replace Dyneaudio Tweeters or Sell As Is? Newbie Seeks Advice?
DO NOT buy one of the replacements mentioned. All 3 have radically different impedance curves.  They would not act anything like each other with your dyn crossovers.  One of them had a 1mm xmax. No suitable.   Next the ferro fluid issue.  I have ... 
Replace Dyneaudio Tweeters or Sell As Is? Newbie Seeks Advice?
Here you.  Ask for a pair of replacement diaphrams. Fairly simple replacement will save you a ton. Submit a request – Dynaudio (zendesk.com)  
Coda 07X vs Backert Rhumba extreme vs VAC renaissance V
I have sat in front of an 07X a few times.  Personally,  I would not call it tube like. Many Tube people think of SS as dry or overly etched,   The Coda is not that either.  I found in ever so slightly toward the warm side. Clean, smooth and detai... 
Honest Amp Reviews: Impossible?
@madavid0You don’t seem to be fair in your assessment. You do a good job of tearing down class d, but you haven’t said how many that you’ve had in your home. For me, I’ve owned a few Class A amps, a Ton of Class A/B and recently went on a DIY Bing... 
Class D Technology
Hello all.  I'm not able to be on here as much as I used to, but I will answer when I can. @atmasphere   Hi Ralph,  You are correct, I don't necessarily use engineering terms,  but that may be because I am not an engineer. I have posted in the pas... 
Class D Technology
I'm not sure that I can help the discussion much, but here you go.... Class A vs Class D.  In theory Never switch should be better than switching. Obviously No Switching distortion.  With that said, I have owned 3 Pure Class A amplifiers which I l... 
Integrated amp -- Pass Labs vs Luxman vs McIntosh
If you buy a Coda directly from Coda,  they will bias the amp differently if requested.  It comes in 3 versions, v1 is 400 watts per channel, v2 is 250 watts per channel and v3 is 150 watts per channel.  It is all the same amp, the difference is h... 
Amp repair cost — is this right?
I didn't see it in here.  What is the charge to say.  "Do no repair?"  I'm not a tech, but I have repaired and rebuilt many amps.  This looks like 6 hours or so for me, which makes me think that a tech that is familiar with this model could do it ... 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Al,  I hope that you can read this or that this gets to you..... It is said that the measure of someone is not how well they love,  but how they have been loved.... Al,  Religion is nearly banished on forums,  yet look at the people,  one after an... 
Altec A7 What to do
Not sure that you read the entire thread... I did these around 5 years ago and sorry, I dig into so many speakers that I don't take photo's.  As I mentioned in the thread, after the crossovers were built, they had some sort of material poured on t... 
Tekton speakers with Ribbon / AMT ??
@erik_squires You know Erik,  I have given you support in these forums,  sometimes when it was not due.  Now,  I clearly explain the differences in how a Ring Radiator differs in its exact construction and I have to hear this crap from you telling... 
Tekton speakers with Ribbon / AMT ??
I've made the argument here many times that an AMT is a version of a ribbon.  (Folded, different radiation pattern etc)I make the same argument with a Ring radiator.... It is still a dome.  In a traditional dome,  the voice coil attaches directly ...